Revenue seizes €1.4m of cocaine at Dublin Port after search operationGary Ibbotson 24 Jan 2022
A joint intelligence led operation involving the Revenue Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized 20kgs of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €1.4 million, during a search at Dublin Port.
In a statement released by the Gardaí, a spokesperson said: “The operation resulted in a vehicle being stopped in Dublin Port and in a subsequent search of a refrigerated unit, Laddie the Customs Dog located 20kgs of cocaine concealed within the unit.
“The drugs with an estimated value of €1.4million (analysis pending) were subsequently seized.
“One male aged 22 years was arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences.
“He is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.”
The investigation is ongoing.